'''Boston''' (pronounced ) is the list of capitals in the United States|capital
and list of U.S. states' largest cities by population|most populous city
of the Commonwealth (U.S. state)|Commonwealth
in the United States
. Boston is also the county seat|seat
of Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk County
, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999.
The New England town#Cities|city proper
covers with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015,
making it the List of cities by population in New England|largest city
in New England
and the List of United States cities by population|23rd most populous city in the United States
The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston
, a Metropolitan Statistical Area
(MSA) home to a census-estimated...